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  • #REDIRECT [[List of Chicago Conventions]]
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  • ...]s. It is one of two hotels to have hosted the three major fan-run Chicago conventions. From 2002 until its close in 2008, it was branded the '''Sheraton Chicago Northwest'''. Shortly after Capricon announced it would be changing hotels
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  • '''Annual conventions''' * [[Chicago TARDIS]] (2000-present)
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  • ...n]] who was a member of the [[University of Chicago SF Society]], attended conventions in the 50s, wrote for the [[fanzines]], and published ''[[Sigbo]]'' and ''[
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  • ...ons|in Chicago]], will be held September 1–5, 2022, at the [[Hyatt Regency Chicago]]. [[GoHs]]: [[Charles de Lint]], [[Floyd Norman]], [[Edie Stern]], [[Joe S It was formed from the [[Chicago in 2022]] bid, and won the [[con]] at the [[2022 Site Selection]] conducted
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  • ...Champaign fans planned to run [[Whatcon]] III in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, but cancelled it due to problems with the hotel, the William Tell "No Tell [[Category:Chicago conventions]]
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  • Anime Central is a [[Chicago]]-based [[anime]] convention held annually since 1998. It has been located [[Category:Chicago conventions]]
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  • The Third '''Chicago Conference''' was a [[convention]] held during April 1940 in Bloomington, I ...nces are they were of similar size. There was no local [[club]] and the [[Chicago]] [[fans]] who were organizing the [[Chicon]] made [[feuding]] endemic. [[
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  • ...29]], [[Capricon 30]], and [[Smofcon 34]]. She was a [[co-chair]] of the [[Chicago in 2022]] [[Worldcon]] bid and is now chair of [[Chicon 8]]. She has been a hopes of introducing people to the genre and promoting science fiction conventions.
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  • A small gathering of fans that ran from October 7-9, 1944 in [[Chicago]]. Attendees included [[Dunkelberger]], [[Frank Robinson]], [[E. E. Evans] See [[Early Conventions]]
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  • ...The committee did heavy advertising including TV spots, and had rented the Chicago Amphitheater, which seats 13,000. The got 200 people on Friday and 800 on S Other [[Star Trek conventions]] that failed in 1976 included the [[Boston Star Trek convention]] in April
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  • 1978, and who has worked on numerous [[conventions]], particularly in [[Chicago|Chicagoland]], such as [[Windycon]], where he ran the [[Dealers' Room]] for
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  • ...ered around [[Columbus]] and [[Chicago]] who specialized in saving failing conventions. Members included [[Ross Pavlac]] (who initially named it the '''Columbus They were a competent lot who did much good for conventions (including [[MidAmeriCon]] and [[SunCon]]), but came under considerable cri
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  • (Did you mean the [[MuseCon|series of Chicago-area maker conventions]]?)
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  • ...of the [[Capricon]] [[SF conventions]] held annually in February in the [[Chicago]] area. Besides Capricon, Phandemonium runs a monthly [[book]] club, dining
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  • ...also called '''Midfan''') was founded to run [[Con Fandom|conrunner]]s' [[conventions]] in the [[Midwest Fandom|Midwest]] (notably [[Midwest Construction]]) and Four [[Midwest Construction]]s were held ([[Chicago]], [[Ann Arbor]], [[Kansas City]], and [[Columbus]]) between 2002 and 2005
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  • ...hley]], [[Walt Liebscher | Liebscher]], and other [[fen]] of the area in [[Chicago, IL]] in the spring of '43; they prowled the bookshops, and at a hotel-room See [[Early Conventions]]
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  • .... For many years, he was recognizable by a trademark red fedora he wore at conventions.
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  • ...ed around [[filking]] was called '''FilkCon''' and was held in 1979 near [[Chicago]], probably at the Arlington Park Hilton. It was the first filk convention ...eral of the FilkCons became the first convention of a major series of filk conventions. Today, a '''filk con''' could be one of any number of cons.
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  • ...[[fringe fandom]]s, even though those groups run their own tightly focused conventions, which exclude other interests. Proponents of the Big Tent also tend to obj ...mple of this philosophy in practice, consider [[Windycon 40]], held near [[Chicago]] in 2013, which used "The Big Tent" as its theme. The [[convention]] featu
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  • '''Chicago''' [[fandom]] has remained as disorganized and nearly as quiet as it was wh ...hey are all small, decentralized and often short-lived. Most Chicagoland [[conventions]] and 'tween-convention gatherings are held in the suburbs.
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  • ...wo hotels to have hosted each of the three major [[fan]]-run [[Chicago]] [[conventions]]: [[Windycon]], [[Capricon]], and [[DucKon]]. ...rking lot was the site of the gangland slaying of mobster Allan Dorfman. [[Chicago]] [[fan]] [[Dick Smith]] happened to be on the premises at the time.
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  • The first attempt to create a [[regional convention]] in [[Chicago]] occurred in 1958 when [[Lynn Hickman]] chaired '''Illwiscon'''. Plans fo [[Category:Chicago conventions]]
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  • ...n]]. He is a noted [[sf]] art collector and has organized displays at many conventions including an especially well-regarded one at [[Chicon 2000]]. He was a reg
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  • ...en Roper''' (formerly '''Van Dorn''', née '''Duntemann''') is a longtime [[Chicago]] [[fan]], [[filker]], [[conrunner]] and [[huckster]]. She co-founded [[Dod ...artner and since then used used it for their [[huckstering]] business at [[conventions]], specializing in [[filk]].
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  • ==Bidded Conventions== ...them the right to run a future convention. The [[members]] of these moving conventions vote on where the future con will be held one or two years in advance.
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  • ...organized events often at science fiction, gaming, and other genre-related conventions for adult attendees. [[Chicago]] ||U.B.S. Abandon ||[[Terrence Miltner|Captain Ron Añejo]]
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  • [[Category:Chicago conventions]]
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  • ...ago]]land [[fan]], [[academic]] and [[critic]]. She is a regular at area [[conventions]], [[Worldcons]] and others, participating in many an [[ac track]], and run ...'', Educational Impact, Inc., 1974. She was science-fiction critic for the Chicago Daily News.
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  • ...n uncomplimentary term for a certain type of attendee at [[science-fiction conventions]], particularly one in [[hall costume|costume]], who drifts around the venu A [[scientificombination]] of ''drone'' and ''wardrobe'' — [[Chicago]]'s [[Dick Smith]] thinks he coined it in the early 1980s. In his parlance,
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  • ...though interest in restarting it has been expressed by both [[Iowa]] and [[Chicago]] fans. ...tion name made sense at the time, since we planned to discuss how to build conventions from the ground up, it proved to be a mistake. For years after I chaired th
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  • A [[club]] at DePaul University in [[Chicago]] which published the [[clubzine]] ''[[Effen Essef]]''. Also known as the ...sed of three issues, with contributions from DePaul club members and other Chicago-area fans. Issues of [[Effen Essef]] can now be found in DePaul Library's
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  • ...has also published a number of poems and has coordinated poetry slams in [[Chicago]], where he makes his home. ...con]], and has overseen several other writers workshops at science fiction conventions over the years, often running the workshop at [[Windycon]].
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  • The first ten years of [[SF conventions]] were a mixed bag, but even the largest was small by modern standards, and 1940 || April 1940|| [[Third Chicago Conference]] ||4 || [[Chicago]] ||
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  • ...einer]], and others built blinkies and showed them off at [[Midwestern]] [[conventions]]. [[Jim Fuerstenberg]] popularized them outside [[techie]] circles, weari '''Build-a-Blinky''' sessions at [[DucKon]] and other [[Chicago]]-area conventions.
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  • A three-day [[convention]] held in [[Chicago]] focusing on the [[pulps]]: magazines, paperbacks, original art, movie mem ...|| April 12-14, 2019 || 80th Anniversary of ''[[Planet Stories]]'' and the Chicago [[Pulps]]
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  • ...y of [[All-Night Fandom]], would frequently throw her hotel room open at [[conventions]] for casual coffee gatherings after most [[room parties]] had died down. ...Henry. [[Henry Cabot Beck, Sr.|Hank]] and Martha became associated with [[Chicago fandom]] in 1957.
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  • A phrase from [[mundania]], where it originally described the room in [[Chicago]]'s Blackstone Hotel where a small group of powerful [[United States]] sena ...n the following year's consite]], by analogy with the SFR of [[political]] conventions. But now it simply designates any hotel room where [[fans]] gather during a
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  • ...These conventions may attract many [[ghosts]]. With the proliferation of [[conventions]], some cons that used to be [[regionals]] have devolved into local cons. ...ocal for any considerable length of time. Even in the large cities, like [[Chicago]] and [[Washington]], there have been periods when there was no active [[fa
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  • the [[GT|General Technics Berserkers]] and other activities, regional [[conventions]], and by passing the torch to his children who have developed close friend ...n Kalamazoo, Steve was active in Critter Crunch competitions at Midwestern conventions, helping to mentor young participants and frequently winning these competit
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  • A northern Indiana/[[Chicago]]-area [[convention]] founded in 1998, which ran five times between its fou put together by a group which had focused on running parties at various conventions with the desire to create a con which offered a larger exposure to [[media
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  • ...ssful [[Baltimore in '83]] [[Worldcon]] [[bid]]. He traveled to numerous [[conventions]] around the country to throw bidding parties and give "[[Backrubs for Balt time married [[Toots Larue]] and [[gafiated]]. Later, he lived in the [[Chicago]] area, and had moved to [[Houghton, Michigan]], at the time of his death.
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  • ...opa]] at their [[Wilmot Mountain]] ski resort in [[Wilmot, WI]], outside [[Chicago]], usually over July 4 weekends. Begun in 1963, the event continued for mor [[Category:Chicago conventions]]
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  • '''Thursday''', an informal gathering of [[Chicago|Chicagoland]] [[fans]], met weekly on Thursday nights during the 1970s and]]'s apartment at 7660 N. Sheridan in the Rogers Park neighborhood of [[Chicago]]. Later, the location of the meetings changed weekly as different [[fans]]
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  • Otis Adelbert Kline was born in Chicago. He was an adventure novelist and literary agent during the pulp era. Much ...was not highly connected to [[fandom]], though he was a regular at[[early conventions]] such as the [[Second Eastern States Science Fiction Convention]], [[Nycon
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  • ...00]] recreated a typical [[fan]] living room as used for meetings of the [[Chicago]] [[fanclub]] [[Thursday]]. At [[Anticipation]] in [[Montreal]] in 2009, th
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  • ...ine]] attended the [[Nolacon]] and some of the group made it to [[Chicon 2|Chicago]], where they distributed a "preview" issue of [[clubzine]] ''[[Confusion ( ...was a long-time [[L.A.]] [[fan]] who not only attended many [[West Coast]] conventions, but shared the dais on panels with some of the biggest names in [[SF]] [[p
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  • A [[Chicago]] area [[regional convention]] founded in 1980 and held annually since then ...plicit aim of [[feuding]] with [[Windycon]], but hostility between the two conventions gradually subsided. A number of [[fans]] now work on both, and hardly anyon
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  • [[Chicago]]-area fan who became active in internet [[fandom]] in the mid-90s and bega ...served as a vice-chair for [[Chicon 7]], as well as the President of the [[Chicago Worldcon Bid | corporate board]] in the years leading up to the 2012 [[Worl
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  • ...handful of its members actually getting together as a local group in the [[Chicago]] area, and only partly devoted to the then new genre of [[science fiction] ...ery, Alabama. A month later, [[Walter Dennis]] and [[Sydney Gerson]] of [[Chicago]] formed a similar club. The following year, the two clubs merged with 25
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